Segesta is a very ancient Sicilian city. We do not know the date of foundation but it is thought that it could have been inhabited as early as the fourth century BC. The historian Thucydides recounted that Segesta was founded by Trojan refugees that landed in Sicily after having sailed the waters of the Mediterranean Sea. The Greek temple and theater carved into the rock are the only evidence that remain of the ancient city and active cultural center. Even if because of war, it was never completed, the temple preserves the external structure, which is completely intact and for this reason is considered one of the most beautiful temples of all ancient civilizations. The theater, whose construction dates back to 300 BC, lies on the hillside opposite the temple and unlike the latter did not remain intact. The public area, however, is intact, and could accommodate over three thousand people. There is also a large staircase from which you can admire a breathtaking panorama.